How to Get Rid of Birds

Recently, there have been more and more birds that have taken to spending a large portion of their day in my yard. I wouldn’t mind so much if the birds did no poop everywhere, which is very disgusting and it is causing an inconvenience for my entire family. So I have decided to take action and look up bird control in NJ to see what can be done to deal with this bird problem. I do not necessarily want to get rid of all of the birds in my yard completely, and at the same time, I also do not want to have to kill the birds.

I just want to make sure that there is no longer such a large amount of them in my yard. One of the other reasons why I do not like having so many birds around, other than the aforementioned issue with poop, is the fact that they are rather loud in the morning. I like to sleep in some times, but it is hard to do so when the sun comes up and it is accompanied by a chorus of thousands of birds. It is rather annoying to listen to and something that I could definitely do without in my life. I am pretty excited and hopeful that I will be able to find a company that can take care of the bird problem.

I do not know what sort of non-lethal solutions are offered. It would be cool if they had some sort of device that emits sound waves at a specific frequency such that it really annoys the birds and makes them leave, but does not have any negative impact on other animal life, or the human owners of the house where the sound device is being used. I don’t know if that exists or not though.

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2017-08-10

A Toy Block Won’t Clog a Toilet but a Couple Hundred of Them Will

Some things you save as a parent to remind your kids of later. Those embarrassing little things they did as toddlers are wonderful when they get a bit out of hand as teenagers. Just threatening to release the information to their friends can get them to comply. If I was to keep a book of such things, then last weeks episode of needing expert drain cleaning in Bergen County NJ would be a prime example. Flushing a couple of those toy blocks that connect together to make larger objects will not clog a toilet. They just squeeze on through the sewer line without incident. However, flushing a bunch of them over time coupled with a damaged pipe section where they can gather will stop up the main sewer line solid.

I was in the laundry room at the lowest part of the house. I heard the toilet flush upstairs as I was rinsing out an article of clothing in the washtub that has two large deep sink bowls side by side. I had the drain plug in on the right with water in the sink, and watched as water started coming up out of the drain on the left. It had bits of toilet paper mixed in with it, and it smelled awful. What was flushed down the commode was now backing up into the drain pipes. Every drop of water going down was now filling up the pipes rather than it draining away.

I called the plumber right away. Snaking the drain ended up getting a couple of the blocks stuck on the end of the coiled rotating tool. When the plumber pulled the coil back out of the drain, I identified the blocks right away. I knew which kid was the culprit too. A camera inspection revealed a pipe that had a ridge at a joint that was a catch point for debris. The blocks, being hard, just got stuck there. The plumber was able to fix the problem, and I had a talk with the offending child. Looking through his toys reveled he must have flushed a couple hundred of those blocks over a few hours time. I’m still trying to figure out why he did it.

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2017-08-10

A Partner in My Life

Weddings are moments that should be treasured, an experience in your life that should never be forgotten. That’s why when I was married in Nashville we hired the best wedding photographer in Nashville that money can buy. To be honest, I had not once thought to myself that I would ever see myself as a married individual. Growing up in an environment with parents who treated their own marriage as something toxic, a weapon that they could use against one another in order to gain leverage over the other taught me from a young age that marriage was a broken human system.

I hated the idea of for years. Even as a child I was firm against the idea of marriage, even dating for a period, due to my parents inability to come together as two reasonable adults and simply divorce each other. They did divorce, when I was seventeen, after years of battling one another. To me, it seemed as if their one singular goal in life was to make each other as miserable as possible – they didn’t even pretend to stay together for my sake. No, it’s like they lived off the hate for each other.

I’m lucky that I met my wife. I’m lucky that she was able to show me what love was meant to be and what it could become. A marriage did not have to be a bitter, hate fueled thing. It didn’t have to inevitably end as so many seem to do in our modern culture. It took her some convincing but she believes in me enough, and loves me enough, to care deeply enough to help work with me within the context of a relationship and a marriage. Because of her, I have learned what it means to have a relationship and a partner of life.

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2017-08-10